I went downtown for the Chinese New Year Celebrations this year. Chinatown is my favourite place in Victoria. I love the old buildings, the alleyways, the bustling markets and the delicious food. My favourite spot is "The Bubble Tea Place" by Dragon Alley. (Okay, how cool is the name Dragon Alley!?!) During the stress of University, I'd go and sit by the window in this AMAZING building, enjoying a bubble tea amongst the delicious smells of tea and incense. This place rocks.
For those of you who have never had bubble tea, it's a tea based drink with a mixture of fruit flavours with tapioca balls and "fruit jellies" in the bottom. You can get it milk based too. I prefer the fruitier ones myself. The straws are huge, so you drink the tea and eat the jellies and tapioca at the bottom. If you're ever in the area, go check it out, it's always good to try new things!
Here are some of the photos I took:
The Bubble Tea Place
I love the architecture, the "Gates of Harmonious Interest" and the lovely lanterns
Dragon Dance outside the Chinese Traditional School
New Meets Old
My favourite seat at the Bubble Tea Place
The Famous Fan Tan Alley
It was amazing how many people came out!
Victoria's Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, which is pretty neat. I love being able to share my beautiful city. :)
Thanks for reading,